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masseyfergusonboy6



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:45 am    Post subject: Hp Reply with quote

How many hp would you need for a dairy farm?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

am assuming you mean horsepower. What are u tryin to run? an automatic milker, fans, anything else?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How big a farm, how many tractors do you need to cover it? What you've got to run?

What your asking should be perhaps a bit more detailed please.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want around 100-200 head. This tractor will mostly be for feeding, tillage, and maure
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

masseyfergusonboy6 wrote:
I want around 100-200 head. This tractor will mostly be for feeding, tillage, and maure


Well, for running a feed grinder or silage mixer which would require the most horse power, you would probably want at least 70 at the bare minimum. If all you are gonna be using is a feed wagon then you could easily get away with between 40 and 50 HP. When it came to tillage that would probably be more than enough too. Especially if you were on a budget. For starting off 50 would probalby be more than enough. That should be enought to handle a 3 or 4 bottom plow (depending on what type of ground you have), a 14 ft disk, a 4 or 6 row planter (again depending on the ground), a 14 foot grain drill, and a 1 row silage harvester. You might want to try to get a tractor with front wheel assist, but you could get by without it. You would want at least 2 sets of wheel weights, and some suitcase weights.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oliver66, I would say that would be a pretty fair and accurate reccomendation. With the exception of the BIG farms around me, most people don't even own tracotrs more than 90-100HP.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks guys. i am going for a massey 6180 its a 120hp tractor. my nieghbour has a tractor that has 180 i think but I dont think i will need something that big.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

masseyfergusonboy6 wrote:
thanks guys. i am going for a massey 6180 its a 120hp tractor. my nieghbour has a tractor that has 180 i think but I dont think i will need something that big.


Yea, you could deffinetly get some sh!t done with 120hp! Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ye thats a good sized tractor we run a dairy farm with..

jd6410 125hp
jd6800 150hp
ford 4600
and some international


We have to have them both as we do a lot of contracting at the same time as dairy work.
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